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Appeal of the Conduct of the Examination

Appeal of the Conduct of an Examination

In some cases, a candidate may experience an irregularity or inconsistency during an examination that they feel may have impacted their ability to perform to the best of their ability.

In these cases, an appeal of the conduct of an examination allows for a review of the candidate’s exam day experience to determine whether the incident that was reported was likely to have greatly impacted the delivery of the exam or their performance.

To be eligible for an appeal of the conduct of an examination, you must report the inconsistency or irregularity to an on-site examiner and to the NDEB within seven days of the examination. Reports received after seven days will not be investigated.

Outcomes of an appeal of the conduct of an examination:

  1. There is no change to the final result the candidate received.
  2. A candidate’s result is voided and a refund may be granted.

To have a result voided means that it has been determined that the irregularity of inconsistency you experienced may have greatly impacted your performance or your ability to demonstrate your performance on the examination. A void does not count as an exam attempt.

A passing grade cannot be granted through an appeal of conduct of examination.

Submitting a Conduct of the Examination Appeal

Within 7 days of the examination, you can submit an appeal of the conduct of the examination through your NDEBConnect account.

Include detailed information in your submission. Clearly explaining what occurred and how you feel it impacted your performance.

What happens during the Appeal process?

All appeals of the conduct of an examination will be reviewed by the Executive Director or designated staff member internally after the examination results have been processed to confirm if the appeal meets the requirements. The requirements are:

  • The incident was reported onsite to an examiner or other invigilator
  • The appeal was submitted to the NDEB within seven days of the examination
  • The candidate’s result must be a fail

The NDEB will confirm in writing if your appeal of the conduct of an examination meets the requirements. The filing fee will be refunded if your appeal does not meet the requirements.

The appeal will be reviewed as outlined in the NDEB By-laws.

For more information, please refer to the NDEB By-laws.